Dzieje grzechu. Surrealizm w kinie polskim
Author: Kamila Witebska, Kuba Mikurda
Publication year: 2010
The Story of Sin is an attempt at a reconstruction of Surrealist traditions in Polish cinema. The book reveals the 'badly-present', obscure and alternative aspects of our cinematography by providing an invaluable guide to the Surrealistic terra incognita whose outline authors recognise in films by Wojciech Jerzy Has, Walerian Borowczyk, Andrzej Żuławski, Roman Polański, Jan Lenica, Piotr Szulkin, Grzegorz Królikiewicz, Lech Majewski, Tadeusz Konwicki and others. Can Surrealist tradition provide an inspirational alternative to realism in Polish cinematography? What are the features specific to Polish Surrealism; how should it be placed in a cultural and socio-political context, bearing in mind strong Romantic traditions, Catholicism, and the experiences from the Communist era? Authors include Daniel Bird, Marcin Giżycki, Barbara Klonowska, Kamila Kuc, Paulina Kwas, Jakub Majmurek, Kuba Mikurda, Michael O'Pray, Jonathan L. Owen, Agnieszka Taborska and Kamila Wielebska.